Jeffrey Yao, MD

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

Assoc Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and, by courtesy, of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center
4.6 out of 5
298 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Weill Cornell School of Medicine (1999) NY
  • Board Certification: Surgery of the Hand, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2009)
  • Fellowship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (2005) PA
  • CAQ, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (2009)
  • Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (2007)
  • Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2004) NY
  • Internship: Long Island Jewish Medical Center (2000) NY
  • MD, Philadelphia Hand Center - Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Hand Surgery (2005)
  • MD, Albert Einstein Med College NSUH-LIJ, Orthopaedic Surgery (2004)
  • MD, Cornell University Med College, Medicine (1999)

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper of the AAOS Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (March 2013)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, University of California San Francisco - Fresno Campus (February 2013)
  • Emanuel B. Kaplan Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (September 2012)
  • AOA-JOA Exchange Traveling Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association (May 2010)
  • Sumner L. Koch Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (September 2009)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine NSUH-LIJ Health System, New Hyde Park, NY (June 2009)
  • AFSH Basic Science Research Grant, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (2009-2010)
  • Distinguished Visiting Professorship, Wilcox Memorial Medical Center, Kauai, HI (Aug 2008)
  • Annual Research Competition, Philadelphia Hand Society (June, 2005)
  • Resident Competition and Symposium, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) (May, 2002)
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Resident of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / NSUH-LIJ Health System (2001)
  • Surgical Intern of the Year, Albert Einstein College of Medicine / NSUH-LIJ Health System (2000)

Administrative Appointments

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2009 - Present)
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2004 - Present)
  • Member, Arthroscopy Association of North America (2010 - Present)
  • Member, American Association for Hand Surgery (2008 - Present)
  • Member, International Wrist Investigators Workshop (2009 - Present)
  • Member, Western Orthopaedic Association (2012 - Present)
  • Founding Member, Manus National Hand Surgery Society (2006 - Present)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery (2009 - Present)
  • Deputy Editor, Hand (2009 - Present)
  • Guest Editor, Hand Clinics (2012 - 2012)
  • Guest Editor, Current Orthopaedic Practice (2011 - Present)
  • Contributing Editor, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery (2005 - 2008)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2007 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Journal of Hand Surgery (2011 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Tissue Engineering (2009 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2006 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Hand (2007 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Annals of Plastic Surgery (2008 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine (2005 - Present)
  • Manuscript Reviewer, The Physician and Sports Medicine (2005 - Present)
4.7

Friendliness

4.6

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.6

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.6

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Care was excellent; it was my first visit, so I don't have much experience to rate my confidence in the provider yet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

lack of specific instructions regarding my use of fractured hand, other than my asking if i could lift weights.i felt like cattle being moved thru a shoot( very de-personalized attention)

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr Yao and Ann are great consistently :)

SHC Patient, May 2015

I unfortunately was not quick enough to ask the questions I really wanted to ask. I would have appreciated a little more information regarding what is involved in having a cast.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I design surgical tools & know Dr. Yao from clinical trials. Most of these questions do not really aplply to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Yao is amazing in all ways. I am very lucky that my primary care doctor (Christian Fulmer) recommended him! Dr Yao was only going to give me one shot but gave me 2 when I told him how bad I needed it and I am now pain free :) in both hands.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very pleased with surgeon's skills. Would recommend him unequivocally.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I learned after the fact who to contact and what do do if there were problems with the cast. There was no instruction about what to expect and the available resources (for example - that my hand could be re-casted if the cast hurt).

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

the doc, his assistant & the student (walk along) were amazing. explained everything in detail and was sensible to all my needs. amazing crew :)'im a crabby business owner, it's nice to see good smart people taking care of me!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Directions from Dr. Yao about what to expect after my cast was removed and self-care were scant (use hand, use splint mostly at night). I thought the hand therapist would provide more, but she quickly produced a splint, then sent me on my way to schedule and appointment two weeks later. The rushed attitude of the had therapist was disappointing and less than encouraging.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Informative consult - took the time to answer all questions/concerns.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I want to thank Dr. Yao & his assistant, Ann Owen for their kindness & concern where their care.

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4.6 out of 5
298 Patient Ratings
18 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Care was excellent; it was my first visit, so I don't have much experience to rate my confidence in the provider yet.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

lack of specific instructions regarding my use of fractured hand, other than my asking if i could lift weights.i felt like cattle being moved thru a shoot( very de-personalized attention)

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr Yao and Ann are great consistently :)

SHC Patient, May 2015

I unfortunately was not quick enough to ask the questions I really wanted to ask. I would have appreciated a little more information regarding what is involved in having a cast.

SHC Patient, May 2015

I design surgical tools & know Dr. Yao from clinical trials. Most of these questions do not really aplply to me.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr Yao is amazing in all ways. I am very lucky that my primary care doctor (Christian Fulmer) recommended him! Dr Yao was only going to give me one shot but gave me 2 when I told him how bad I needed it and I am now pain free :) in both hands.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Very pleased with surgeon's skills. Would recommend him unequivocally.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

I learned after the fact who to contact and what do do if there were problems with the cast. There was no instruction about what to expect and the available resources (for example - that my hand could be re-casted if the cast hurt).

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

the doc, his assistant & the student (walk along) were amazing. explained everything in detail and was sensible to all my needs. amazing crew :)'im a crabby business owner, it's nice to see good smart people taking care of me!!!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Directions from Dr. Yao about what to expect after my cast was removed and self-care were scant (use hand, use splint mostly at night). I thought the hand therapist would provide more, but she quickly produced a splint, then sent me on my way to schedule and appointment two weeks later. The rushed attitude of the had therapist was disappointing and less than encouraging.

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Informative consult - took the time to answer all questions/concerns.

SHC Patient, Aug 2014

I want to thank Dr. Yao & his assistant, Ann Owen for their kindness & concern where their care.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I felt the dr. was rushed...trying to make up for some delays earlier. He was thorough, but I just felt my issued was unimportant. He provided good info, though. Knew his stuff.

SHC Patient, Jun 2014

I tell everyone who might benefit a visit to Dr. Yao of his care of patients and perfection in his surgeries.

SHC Patient, May 2014

All doctor should be this GOOD.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Yao was/is excellent on every level! Very knowledgeable and professional and very easy to talk/communicate with -

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

Dr. Yao was kind, thorough and I am fully confident in him as my surgeon for upcoming surgery.

SHC Patient, Jan 2014

Everything in person was good but I wish I had follow up once I had the MRI done. I had to call to get results.